Travel and Culture in Tuscany
Lucca keeps alive the charm of the aristocratic and elegant city, as can be seen walking through its narrow streets and its beautiful squares, as Piazza Napoleone, where there are Palazzo Ducale and the Teatro del Giglio.
The St. Martin's Cathedral, of Romanesque origin, contains the famous sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto, by Jacopo della Quercia
Exceeded the theatre, you will arrive at St. Martin's Cathedral, of Romanesque origin, that encloses the volto Santo, the wooden crucifix symbol of Lucca and the famous sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto, by Jacopo della Quercia.
Other square with a notable artistic interest is Piazza San Michele, with its Romanesque church from the precious marble decorations, and medieval alleys that lead us, in Via Fillungo, heart of Lucca, in the middle of which we find Piazza Anfiteatro, from the famous elliptical shape.
Between 1600 and 1800 arose on the surrounding countryside lavish villas (Mansi a Segromigno, Torrigiani a Camigliano e Reale a Marlia) that can be visited also today after appointment, and are a tourist attraction that you can’t miss.